The Bengals are 6-0 and rolling, and as difficult as it has proven to stop their offenses, figuring out which direction it’s coming from might be tougher.
When Marvin Jones led the way with nine catches for 95 yards and a touchdown in yesterday’s win at Buffalo, he became the fourth different player to lead them in receiving yards this season. Previously, it was tight end Tyler Eifert, and before that A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu.
“It’s crazy the talent that we have,” Jones said via C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’s just fun, it makes it more exciting. You never know, game-in and game-out whose turn it’s going to be?”
Of course, it’s only exciting if you’re a Bengals fan, as the Bills were clearly frustrated. They drew up a defense designed to stop Green, which is a reasonable plan if it works. They found out it had its limitations.
“That team has lit up everybody in the league,” Bills coach Rex Ryan said. “You take away this guy, take away that guy and this other dude beats you.”
But it was Jones that stole the show Sunday, not just with his stats but his style, as he flipped into the end zone when it was his turn.
“I’m not surprised by anything he does,” offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said. “That guy’s a football player, a really good football player. I’ve always said that. And having him healthy and on our team with Tyler and A.J. and Mo, it gives us a different dimension.”
They have so many, that at some point the division of labor might be a problem. But in Cincinnati, no one’s complaining about the number of targets, and Andy Dalton keeps spreading it around well enough to make everyone happy.